Wasted Away: 10 Places to Find 'Margaritaville'

  • Stingray City

    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    In Grand Cayman, you'll find the clearest waters imaginable, perfect for swimming, snorkeling or simply lazing the day away on a white sand beach. If you're looking to escape the cruise ship crowds, head north from Georgetown to Rum Point.  Then crack open a cold one and be thankful you're livin' the dream.

    Photo courtesy of KatieThebeau

  • Margaritaville in Key West

    Key West, FL

    Musical legend Jimmy Buffett perfected his beach bum personality on the outpost island of Key West, so if you're thirsting for the Margaritaville state of mind, this Florida jewel is the best place to start, especially since it's home to the flagship location of Jimmy's Margaritaville Restaurant.

    Photo courtesy of fpra

  • Galveston Beach

    Galveston, TX

    Galveston Island has long been a summer retreat of Houstonians longing for a beach, and it's the perfect place to tune out for a few days of sun, seafood a few cold drinks by the Gulf. Make sure to set aside time for a walk through the Historic Strand District and a seafood dinner on the harbor.

    Photo courtesy of Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Hobie catamarans on the beach


    Jamaica, the Caribbean's third largest island has a beach for every taste, whether you prefer a lively stretch of sand with a healthy offering of water sports or a sleepy retreat where the only other people in sight are local fishermen (on the Sunny Coast). Any residual stress will melt away as you sip on a daiquiri from a gently swaying hammock or munch on some fiery jerk chicken at a waterside restaurant.

    Photo courtesy of Loren Sztajer

  • Under the pier at Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    East Coasters don't have to go far to find beach bliss thanks to Myrtle Beach on the Carolina shore.  The pier is a great place to imbibe after the sun goes down, and odds are high you'll be doing it to live music.   

    Photo courtesy of Greg Kintz

  • Private beach in Cancun

    Cancun, Mexico

    Try to count the ways you can relax in Cancun, and well, you'll probably lose count. The powdery white sand beach remains one of the most beautiful in the world, while a different kind of bliss can be had at the five star resorts and award winning spas of the city. Plus, what better place to sip a salted margarita than in the country where it was invented.

    Photo courtesy of Kyle Simourd

  • Treasure Cay Beach

    Abaco Islands, Bahamas

    The Bahamas' Abaco Islands have somehow managed to retain a sense of isolation that's hard to find further south. With their barefoot vibe, the Abaco Islands might just be the perfect place to achieve that Margaritaville mindset while fishing, sailing or diving,

    Photo courtesy of Tommy Miles

  • Sunny day in Panama City Beach

    Panama City Beach, FL

    Located on the Florida Panhandle, Panama City Beach has become a spring break favorite, where the sugar-white beaches – 27 miles of them – are matched in beauty only by the emerald waters. For travelers on a romantic getaway, it doesn't get much better than watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.

    Photo courtesy of Bob Therina

  • Rock formations near Cabo San Lucas

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Cabo San Lucas, which started out as a sleepy fishing village, has become one of Mexico's most exclusive vacation destinations.  Now it's a place where beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, luxury resorts, trendy restaurants and some of the world's best sportfishing come together in one place.  Margaritas complement it all.

    Photo courtesy of Adventures of KM&G-Morris

  • Catalina Island Sunset

    Santa Catalina Island, CA

    Nicknamed the Island of Romance, Santa Catalina will make you feel worlds away from California's nearby mainland. There's not a single traffic light to be seen, but what you'll find instead are miles of hiking and biking trails, clean beaches and ample water sports.  Feel yourself relaxing just thinking about it?  

    Photo courtesy of JMR_Photography

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